Part of speech: noun

A sail on the mainmast.

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Usage examples "mainsail":

  1. " And now the mainsail is up, the jib down, and the captain is throwing bait. - "American Merchant Ships and Sailors", Willis J. Abbot.
  2. Tommy jumped down and switched off the engine, while Joyce, resigning the tiller to me, climbed up and seated herself on the boom of the mainsail. - "A Rogue by Compulsion", Victor Bridges.
  3. Mr. Mainsail got up little telling questions. - "Lady Anna", Anthony Trollope.